Rockies acquire Reid Brignac in trade with Rays


April 10, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Reid Brignac (15) plays in the field against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Reid Brignac has been traded to the Colorado Rockies. On Thursday afternoon, the two teams met on terms to send the middle infielder out West. Tampa Bay will be receiving cash and a player to be named later.

Brignac was back and forth between the Rays and Triple-A Durham throughout 2012, and had a tough season at the Major League level, hitting .095. The 27-year old has the versatility to play either shortstop or second base and will compete with D.J. LeMahieu and Jonathan Herrera for a spot on the Major League roster, as a backup second basemen. Josh Rutledge and Troy Tulowitzki both occupy the second base and shortstop, so Brignac will have a tough time earning a starting spot.